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Build and maintain wind power and solar farms in rugged areas
Wind and solar projects often sit on tough terrain in remote areas — far from paved roads. As the demand for renewable energy grows, so too will the challenges of accessing even more remote sites.
Sterling can help you determine the best path for temporary job site access, minimizing costs and environmental impact while ensuring your people and equipment can reach the worksite quickly and efficiently. With innovative TerraLam® CLT mats, we can help forge and stabilize rugged pathways while protecting your workers — and the environment — from hazards.
Renewables Industry Challenges
As renewable energy grows, so do the challenges of reaching rugged, remote sites for installation, maintenance, and emergency repairs. Sterling crews have created access for solar and wind sites throughout the country, overcoming environmental hazards and highly irregular terrain.
Renewables are often on remote sites on unstable ground — providing extra challenging terrain. TerraLam® mats can simplify access to rugged and remote sites, even in muddy, icy, or other difficult conditions.
Sterling can help plan for site access with an eye towards better environmental stewardship, including protecting landscapes and local species while reducing your carbon footprint.
Wind turbines and solar panels can compact soil, as can the cranes and other heavy equipment that transport them. Sterling’s mats are designed to withstand the weight.
Renewable resources often sit near farmland, meaning poorly planned access roads can cause significant crop loss and soil compaction. TerraLam® mats will reduce ground disturbance, while Sterling optimizes access routes to reduce restoration costs and potential payouts.
Find out how your site access partner can reduce environmental impact while saving you time, money, and regulatory headaches.
Learn the safety considerations your site access partner should address to ensure a safe and timely project.
Learn how Sterling can help you build, maintain, and expand site access for your jobsite at every stage of your wind or solar project, from initial planning and delivery through site cleanup.